This carefully curated collection of the best known poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) features the work of one of the Victorian era’s greatest writers and most daring innovators. Hopkins’ reputation has continued to grow since his death. The collection includes “The Windhover,” “The Caged Skylark,” “Carrion Comfort,” “Spring and Fall,” and “Inversnaid.”
Launched in 2007, the Great Poets series is expertly read by leading actors and has proven very popular, offering many of the best loved poems by history’s most popular poets.
About the Author
Hopkins (1844-1889) was a leading Victorian poet and Jesuit priest. His experiments in prosody and use of imagery make him an innovator of his time. He attended Oxford University where he became a keen socialite and prolific poet,
influenced by contemporaries such as Robert Bridges and Christina Rossetti.
Hopkins was ordained in 1877 and became a professor of Greek and Latin at
University College Dublin. Some of his best known works are “The Wreck of the
Deutschland” and “The Windhover.”
Jeremy Northam is an accomplished actor who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His work spans stage and screen, including stints at the National Theatre, RSC, and leading roles in Emma, The Net, Gosford Park, Happy, Texas, and The Winslow Boy.